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Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1982-09-21

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Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1982-09-21

Topics Live concert

Playin' In The Band-> Crazy Fingers-> Me & My Uncle-> Big River, West L.A. Fadeaway, Beat It On Down The Line-> Loser, Looks Like Rain, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider Touch Of Gray-> Samson & Delilah, High Time, Estimated Prophet-> He's Gone-> Drums-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away-> Black Peter-> Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Madison Square Garden
Location New York, NY

Source Audience Recording: Sennheiser 421's
Lineage Sennheiser 421's (18th row - Center) > Sony TC-D5 > Master Cassette > Playback on Nak Dragon > Sony R700 DAT deck (sbm-on) - used only as A>D converter (44.1khz) > ZA2 > CDR (x1) > EAC(tracked with Addawav & CDWav) >SHN
Taped by Jim Wise
Transferred by Jim Wise


Sennheiser 421's (18th row - Center) > Sony TC-D5 > Master Cassette > Playback on Nak Dragon > Sony R700 DAT deck (sbm-on) - used only as A>D converter (44.1khz) > ZA2 > CDR (x1) > EAC(tracked with Addawav & CDWav) >SHN; taped and transferred by Jim Wise; upload by Darin Sacks


Reviewer: Casey K. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 7, 2015
Subject: I was there, but haven't heard it since
i remember it being one of the best openers i ever heard, from '72 forward. going to listen now and see if i was right. been a long time.

can't really rate it yet, but at the time, i'd give it a 4-5
Reviewer: Rico2227 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 21, 2011
Subject: My first MSG show
Almost didn't make it to the show. My friend (and my ride) cancelled at the last minute and my dad had to drive me in from Long Island. Just as I got in the lights went down and the intro and PITB started. So magical being there with 20,000 of my best friends.
Reviewer: thebone - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2009
Subject: Another Great Fall '82 Show
This is another great east coast fall '82 show. The Playin>Crazy Fingers opener is awesome, and the rest of the show just flows from there...
Reviewer: Extinguiderm - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2007
Subject: Excellent Aud
This recording is such a treat! Outstanding sound, Phil just thunders through my sub-woofer. These were fantastic shows, SO New York. Commuted in on the Subway from Brooklyn, which made for a fantastic ride back after the show (excellent light show). Playin is just fantastic, and what a phenomenal opener, into a sweet Crazy Fingers.

Other show notes:

That's John Scher, the promoter, doing his best to copy Bill Grahams' introduction line (again, re: 9-2-77). There was a camera crew onstage for Playin', but I have never seen any footage anywhere. $13.50.
Reviewer: crazymona - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 25, 2006
Subject: call me a freak
but this show "just like the ones in new yourk" embodies the sound and the spririririt fo the grateful dead you can call me crazy but just listen not for your sake or for my sake or for the sake of your children.....just listen....:)

if you got this far you pass GO!
Reviewer: JackStrawFromWichita - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 24, 2006
Subject: Amazing
In this Aud, when they start Big River in this blazing opening sequence, you can hear a guy say amazing. That pretty much sums this show up. I can't think of another show that opens with this much energy.
Reviewer: notenuff - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2006
Subject: push back the night
this is a great show.set list speaks for itself.throwin stones and touch of grey in their embryonic stages.nice to hear the subtle differences in those songs (they hadn't quite worked out the jams yet) ,as well as west l.a.fade away(which has the since dropped here's what ginger said verse).drums are a little trashy sounding,but overall an excellent soundboard.the band plays well and the good lovin refrain is an all timer.bobby's rap on it is a classic along with funky organ riffs from brent.the good lovin alone makes this a must listen
Reviewer: familiarfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2005
Subject: The right attitude
That will always be the best Touch of Grey.

I'm basing 5 on that one song alone.
Reviewer: BrothaEsau - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 20, 2005
Subject: LL rain
Bobby trys to be a sailor in this one during looks like rain, Cusses somethin fierce haha
Im sure the front row got some spittle as well :)
Reviewer: pnc - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 5, 2005
Subject: Nice...
I miss them so much.....!!!!
Playin' > Crazy Fingers....worth it right there..

Decent sound
Reviewer: Bluebird3434 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 4, 2005
Subject: Bus Came By On
My first GD show, thou I had already seen 2 JGB shows prior to this. Great show !! High Time, Playing, and West L.A. are very nice. Touch of Grey at the time thou, we called it "We will Survive" - was alot more enjoyable and soulfull compared to 6 years later when it had commercial success. Listen to the words carefully.
Reviewer: early 80's meltdown - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 23, 2005
Subject: High Time...
One of my favorite versions along with 9-14-82 and some of the 1984 and 1985 High Times.
Reviewer: East Coast - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2004
Subject: Playing Spectacular
This is an awesome show, in particular the opener, playing is smoking. Jerry is just ripping leads. Highly suggest, I prefer the audience for more ambiance but the sbd is great if you want a cleaner sound.
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